Sustainable Streets program in Byron Bay

With the launch of the Transition Streets Challenge, we are collecting examples of other programs with some similarities.

The Sustainable Streets program in Byron Bay is an interesting example.

In each participating neighbourhood, residents get together for sustainability workshops and build bonds in the neighbourhood, whilst raising points to fund their own local sustainability project!

I like the idea of them receiving points that can then be used for sustainability projects. (Permaculture Hunter has a system where volunteers can earn PermaBucks which can then be used for a Blitz.)  It looks like some of the Byron Bay groups achieved some impressive reductions in energy and water.

Here’s a video with some more information.

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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